Dr Jenni Garden Presenting at RSC Plastics and Climate Change Panel & RSC Podcast

At the beginning of November, the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

In the run up to COP26, the Royal Society of Chemistry are holding a series of online events including a series of Expert Panels on topics ranging from air quality and water climate to agriculture.

On the 29th of September, Dr Jenni Garden participated in a panel on Plastics and Climate Change, which explored the issues of plastic waste and opportunities to develop sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.

This webinar also took place on the same day as Jenni features on the RSC “Brought to you by chemistry” podcast, where she discusses opportunities to make “the perfect plastic”. This podcast is part of a series which investigates the upsides and downsides of plastics along with new technologies for a more sustainable future. Listen to Episode 5: Can we make the perfect plastic? to hear Jenni discussing her research.

Jenni Garden headshot

I’m delighted to be participating in the RSC Webinar on Plastics and Climate Change as part of a series of panel events leading up to COP26. Chemistry has a key role to play in tackling the interdisciplinary challenge of plastic pollution and developing sustainable new technologies for the future. It’s fantastic to see this important issue being featured as part of the webinar series as well as the RSC Brought to you by chemistry podcast.

I love listening to podcasts when I’m walking to work and so it was very exciting to be involved in recording one!